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grazing management

Catalogue: GRDC Updates (South)
The paper is based on the concept that Controlled Traffic Farming (CTF) systems are the future of the grains industry all cropping industries... The paper discusses some of the important production drivers in the grazing operations, being pasture improvement, crop: stock land mix and stocking rate... Using single variant analysis we can see that profit was largely influenced by yield the variation in yield was heavily influenced by how efficient the water was used rather than just the amount of rain received across all regions...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates (North)
The paper is based on the concept that Controlled Traffic Farming (CTF) systems are the future of the grains industry all cropping industries... The paper discusses some of the important production drivers in the grazing operations, being pasture improvement, crop: stock land mix and stocking rate... Using single variant analysis we can see that profit was largely influenced by yield the variation in yield was heavily influenced by how efficient the water was used rather than just the amount of rain received across all regions...
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Catalogue: GRDC 2014 Research Summaries
Dual-purpose cereal crops are an integral part of the mixed farming system in New South Wales... Whilst the recent industry focused grazing programs has been on optimising grazing management, only limited work has been undertaken on species and cultivar differences and understanding what these differences have on DM and livestock performances in mixed farming systems... Studies by NSW DPI have shown that selecting the right species and cultivar can significantly increase overall production of grazing crops in a mixed farming system, with differences between species potentially adding 750kg DM/ha and between cultivar within species choice 780kg DM/ha...
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Catalogue: Nuffield Scholar Reports
Products may be identified by proprietary or trade names to help readers identify particular types of products but this is not, and is not intended to be, an endorsement or recommendation of any product or manufacturer referred to... As we improved the fencing we were able to manipulate and control the grazing, using mobs of between 3,000-12,000 goats in paddocks that ranged in size from 1200-4000 hectares keeping them there while they were browsing on the thick woody plants and moving them out when they started to graze the ground cover... When their movements are constrained by fencing, goats utilise their capacity to consume a wide spectrum of the vegetation on offer and unless adequate and effective rest from grazing is provided, land degradation will occur as illustrated in Figure 7...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates
Grazing cereals can provide a valuable contribution to filling the winter feed gap... Grazing of winter cereals by sheep trials have been conducted over at least 25 years... The winter varieties have more stable anthesis dates over a range of sowing times and are better suited to the role of grazing/grain recovery...
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Catalogue: GRDC Final Reports
The report deals with key interactions, impacts and trade-offs relating to the soil-plant-animal system while largely ignoring specific production aspects... A key aim of the report was to identify management options, knowledge gaps and opportunities for future research and development (R&D)... Livestock are recognised as increasing the risk of soil erosion and soil compaction, but they also provide an important option for weed control and the management of herbicide resistant weeds...
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Catalogue: GRDC Final Reports
The potential for changes in soil microbial function for improved productivity through intensive cropping systems were evaluated in this project... A resilience test in which soils are exposed to repeated wet-dry cycles provides a suitable assay to determine changes in the stability of microbial functions... Results from the project demonstrated the likelihood of changes in microbial functions relevant for increased nutrient efficiency and productivity by altering C inputs through the use of intensive cropping systems...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates
Winter habit canola has been successfully sown in spring, grazed over summer and harvested for grain in 2012 and 2013... The experiment has demonstrated the ability of canola to recover from the stress of complete defoliation and go on to produce a fairly handy grain yield... Successful germination needs good seed/soil contact, so a loose, friable soil free of lumps and clods is suggested...
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Catalogue: GRDC Final Reports
Increased grower skills and confidence through capacity building have resulted in best management practices being applied to farming systems... There is a need for continual validation of research results to provide growers with confidence to accept these into their farming systems, particularly in times when lack of finances and poor seasons are constraints... More recent research has been carried out in Project RSS00001: Farming Systems improvement in the Upper North of South Australia 2006-2008...
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Catalogue: Nuffield Scholar Reports
A report for Australian Nuffield Farming Scholars Association, Supported by Australian Wool Innovation... Robert Kelly The focus of wool producers Supported by: AWI 1.. The report also outlines why producers need to focus on individual performance and use the industry for the marketing of wool...
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